Razer Blade 2016 GTX 1060 (Benchmarks)

Discussion in 'Systems' started by technokat, Oct 9, 2016.

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  1. SireOblivion

    SireOblivion Active Member

    Also, is anyone getting a slight "scratching" sound from their Blade? I don't know if it's the fans or what but it's rhythmic and sounds like a old mechanical hard-drive spinning up. It's not too loud but it's noticeable for me, kinda curious as to what the hell is it.
  2. I am also missing the option to turn off the logo lighting. For those that do have the option to toggle it, what version of the software are you running? Mine is the most up to date one 2.20 and it's not there.
  3. JonSn0w

    JonSn0w New Member

    I have developed the same issue within the last few months with my 2015 Blade, it sounds like an old HDD skipping. I've opened it up and narrowed it down to either the right fan needing to be re-lubricated or the fan blade being slightly mis-aligned.
  4. razvanilin

    razvanilin Member

    A slightly different quesstion for the owners of a QHD+ display...

    Did you guys use the laptop outdoors or in bright environments? How does the screen fare?
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2016
  5. fer.geraci

    fer.geraci Active Member

    Are you sure the voltage was actually adjusted? Can you try benchmarking again with the voltage off? You should get the same score cause I believe it is locked from the BIOS.

    Regarding the choppiness, yes, that is because afterburner is pooling on the NVidia GPU and the integrated one, just go into options and disable all the sensors related to GPU2 (intel integrated one - also all those related to CPUs 5-8 which are logical threads of 1-4, they are just mirroring -. You can disable the numbered CPUs altogether and just leave the one that's "CPU".

    Hey @JonSn0w , In quiet mode fans are always working to keep it cool in mine but NOT at the same pace they would on cool or under load noise. I think, based on my testing that these fans have a lot of slack so what we think is loud in quiet mode, in reality is nothing, is you put the GPU at 80c (I couldn't do this playing BF1 on ultra for an hour) the fans go really hard.

    ps. I like your avatar, lol.
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  6. Sorry for the nooby question but I can't seem to get a decent frame rate when playing battlefield 1, I'm paying on stock (not overclocked) and I'm getting average around 40fps on medium settings...Can someone please share their setting I must have missed something?

    I'm also noticing a dip in frames when the Razer is connected to a monitor is this normal, I wouldn't of imagined this would have an effect on gpu performance?

    Thanks in advance
  7. Hey guys I saw a YouTube video today and it did mention that the new nvidia driver 375.70 causes major improvements in bf1. The stock driver from razer is a bit older. I suggest all who are testing fps for bf1 update to the latest driver. There's no point in testing stock anyway. The product is brand new and some teething issues are bound to crop up with any laptop. So why test on stock. Update and post your results accordingly.
  8. Honestly, Razer needs a support forum. As their community manager(s?) have pointed out before, this forum doesn't get any attendance from their support staff. There isn't any word from them, that I know of anyway, outside of email and phone. It forces everyone to speculate and wonder as they fight problems individually with their own tickets.

    The information gathered here would be extremely helpful in taking a positive step for their consumers, whether that would be talking about the performance limitations as a deliberate design decision for x, y, and z reasons or using the data to work on a solid patch to the VBIOS to improve performance. Oh well, still waiting.
  9. Nimitz_x2z_no_id

    Nimitz_x2z_no_id New Member

    This sort of sums up everything I have been thinking and I don't even have mine yet. Mine is scheduled for delivery today, I'm going to update windows, update NVidia drivers, remove any program I don't use just like every other laptop I would do. Then I'm going to run firestike, without any OC, then run a few games (already have the downloads on an external TB3 SSD drive). I can handle a lower firestrike if the games are playing well but usually they go hand in hand. its obvious by now that they have done something to this 1060 to make it not perform for this form factor... and that may be fine with some of you, but not me, unless its like 5%. WHY - because the 1060 is already so low in my opinion, without it being 100% its going to be outdated in a year, and not be able to keep up. The 1070 has some room at least. I use a 1080 on my desktop so that's always my primary but when I do play on the laptop I would like to play 60 FPS on decent settings which the 1060 can/should do at its full speed. Anyway I bought from Amazon so its super easy to just send back.... I really hope it runs closer than some ive read on here so It can keep it... Ill post later today and let you all know, if there are any still on the fence..
  10. fer.geraci

    fer.geraci Active Member

    I certainly hope you don't have to :) good luck.
  11. spotRoseValebiz440

    spotRoseValebiz440 New Member

    Do you guys use DDU when updating graphics drivers? on my desktop machine with a 980ti I was missing 25 fps on GTA 5 until I did a DDU driver uninstall and reinstall with latest...
  12. nureaufan

    nureaufan New Member

    I'm trying to decide what to do? Should I hold out and hope for a fix or return the laptop? Do you think even if Razer were to acknowledge the issue would they be able to "fix" it to the point that our Blades would perform at the same level as other 1060 laptops?
  13. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    I'm getting 75-85fps on average for battlefield 1 ultra settings.[/QUOTE]
    what are your overclock values?[/QUOTE]
    I have left my core at +165 and don't touch memory. No need to use extra power on something that might yield 1-2 fps max. Core effects gaming way more.
  14. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    I am almost certain you cannot up to voltage. I could try for you guys but one easy way to monitor voltage is with gpuZ. Adjust voltage through Afterburner or inspector and see whether is shows it drawing more with gpuZ. I still have a feeling it won't actually increase draw.

    Edit: sorry had a busy past couple days. I should be around a good portion of the day as I'm off from work.
  15. SireOblivion

    SireOblivion Active Member

    This is unacceptable for a unit that isn't even 2 weeks old. I really don't want to RMA at this point.
    JonSn0w and datguywhowanders like this.
  16. JLP209

    JLP209 Active Member

    I tried adjusting the voltage again in Afterburner by moving the slider and nothing changed, so yes, I'd agree that voltage is bios locked. Not a big deal to me. Re-ran FireStrike both at stock and with voltage slider +100 and no change in score. I did update to the latest Nvidia driver no problem, I did a clean install within the utility.

    At stock settings I again got similar FireStrike scores as the older driver. 9235 overall, 11,116 graphics.


    I would not worry about overclocking the GPU. As long as you don't use ThrottleStop or alter any bios settings you can't harm your GPU. It has protection mechanisms built into its bios. Temps have stayed relatively good in my limited time gaming so far. There is headroom to OC the GPU to get really good performance at the level where it should be. Comes to within 1000 points of the desktop 1060 in FireStrike when overclocked which is pretty great.
  17. Makyura

    Makyura Member

    Absolutely no.

    You can kill hardware by playing with frequencies; sure voltage (hence wattage) is muuuch more risky, but frequencies can kill your HW too.

    ThrottleStop isn't the devil itself, nor it's as risky as real OC made through bios tbh, and it's got its own safety measures too (like the standard "don't save untill next manual closure") so I wouldn't really say it's worst than afterburner o inspector.

    Razer could also refuse to repair an OCed part, if they somehow notice you've manipulated specs.
  18. fer.geraci

    fer.geraci Active Member

    Yeah it doesn't change. Voltage I mean. I tried and nothing. I am getting good performance with high overclocking though. BF1 as you can easily get 75-85 in team deathmatch. Conquest not so great, but TD is awesome.
  19. SireOblivion

    SireOblivion Active Member

    Does anyone know why my GPU will hit 80C gaming but only stays 72C during Firestrike?
  20. JLP209

    JLP209 Active Member

    The card will throttle or crash before it gets damaged from an overclock. As long as you don't modify bios and / or voltage and maintain good temps it is fine. Longevity, now that is an issue. It *may* wear out quicker if say you run a CPU overclocked at 4.7ghz compared to default 4.2ghz. But simple overclocking without adjusting anything else won't spontaneously combust a GPU.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2016
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